Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti will miss Sunday’s game at Villarreal with due to a knee injury, the latest setback in another injury-plagued season for the France international.
Samuel Umtiti, will undergo treatment on his left knee with no timeline given for his return, the club said on Friday.
He has made 18 appearances for Barca this season but was sidelined for almost two months between September and November with foot and knee injuries.
The Barcelona centre-back. who has battled a series of injuries since helping France win the 2018 World Cup, also hurt his calf shortly after the team returned to training following the coronavirus lockdown in May.
He has featured in just two of Barca’s six games since the restart, starting last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo.
Defending champions Barca trail leaders Real Madrid by four points in La Liga with five matches left to play.
Moreover, Lionel Messi, the captain of the famous Spanish club Barcelona, has terminated talks with the club to extend his contract.
According to reports, Radio Spain said that Messi is ready to leave Barcelona and will leave in 2021 as soon as the contract expires.
The report states that Messi and his father George had begun talks with the club to further extend their 2017 renewal contract, but did not wish to remain associated with the club.
Messi has been quoted as saying he is angry that the club’s coach, Ernesto Valverde, was sacked in January and that news of him had been leaked.
The captains of the club are also tolerant of the quality of the players. Barcelona did not respond to these reports until now.